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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Unconditional Healing: Discovering Wisdom, Compassion, and Power in the Midst of Chaos

with Jeff Rubin

November 21st—November 23rd

Our difficulties can serve as a doorway into who we truly are, and a more expansive way of viewing ourselves and the world. This is the view of healing that we will explore and practice together this weekend. Continue »

Winter Holiday Party!

December 18th

Join us for our annual Winter Holiday Party! Come and enjoy music, cocktails, and friendship as we celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. All are welcome! Continue »

Children's Day

December 20th

Join us for an afternoon of fun and festivities as we engage in the Shambhala tradition of celebrating the winter solstice... Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Brave and Vulnerable – Podcast Episode No. 57

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    Jane Stevens discusses how the mind churns. What are we running from, and how does meditation allow us to rest? The more we meditate the more brave and vulnerable we are to our experience. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    The Magic of Nowness – Podcast Episode No. 56

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    John Ankele discusses the clutter in our minds, and the magic that lies beyond, in this episode of the podcast. Sitting meditation is a way into nowness. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Share the magic of nowness with … Continue 

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    Space and Discipline – Podcast Episode No. 55

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    Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses how there is more to meditation than meditation in this episode of the podcast. As the mind becomes pliable, there’s more playfulness. How to join that with a sense of discipline? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. What … Continue